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Coroner's Reports
Abstracted from the Board of Supervisors Reports

Transcribed by Linda Ogborn, June 13, 2000

1898- To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of Delaware County:
     I, Thomas L. Craig, of Davenport, in said county, one of the coroners of said County, 
        submit the following report:
     That I held the following Inquests during the year beginning January 1, 1898 and ending 
          November 14, 1898, in which juries were called.
          Jan. 5 and 6, regarding the death of JOHN B. EVANS, of West Davenport, NY
          February 8, regarding the death of JOHN B. MC NAUGHTON, of Meridale, NY
          May 10, regarding the death of WILLIAM LOMBARD, of Meridale, NY
     
     And upon the death of the following persons in which no jury was called:
          April 5 and 6, regarding DANIEL SHAVER, of Delhi, NY
          April 13, regarding WILLIAM SICKLER, of No. Franklin, NY
          May 14, regarding GEORGE A. GARDNER, of Oneonta, NY
          June 2, regarding ANNA E. OWENS, of Davenport, NY
          June 29, CHARLES E. HOLMES, of West Davenport, NY.

     I do further report that the following named persons were summoned by me and 
          served as jurors in the following inquests:
          JOHN B. EVANS:      Wm. W. Morell, W.H. Gifford, Thos. A. Cooper, T.R. Oles, 
               Herbert Byington, L.A. Rathbone, Chas. D. Morell, E.E. Hill, W. G. Miller, 
               D.C. Daniels, Geo. Ball, F.E. Persons.

      JOHN B. MCNAUGHTON:            D.H. Mackey, Wm. Bouton, Ornan Bisbee, 
John Gibson, E. 
T.                                                                                        
Wilson, John H. Henderson, James Scudder, Adelbert Holmes, 
W.C.               
                                                                Shakelton.

                    WILLIAM LOMBARD:      Adelbert Holmes, J.V. Terry, W.C. 
    Shakelton, A.J. Benedict, Alex. Lawson, Jefferson Rockafellow.

     I do hereby further report that in the case of JOHN B. EVANS, each juror 
served two days, and that in the case of JOHN B. MC NAUGHTON and WILLIAM 
LOMBARD each juror served one day.
     And I do further report in regard to money and property found or received:
          In case of JOHN B. MC NAUGHTON, $18.26, one watch and pair of 
eyeglasses.  All of which were delivered to his son, C.S. MC NAUGHTON.
          In case of WILLIAM LOMBARD, 52 cents and one knife.  All of which were 
delivered to his son-in-law, John Anderson.
     I do further report that there are no moneys or property in my hands as 
one of said coroners.

     Dated Davenport, NY, November 14, 1898
                                                                Thomas L. Craig, 
Coroner



To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of Delaware County, NY:

     I have the honor to report that I visited and made an examination into 
the death of Abram Rapalye, on the 12 of November, 1897, and that there 
was no property found on his person; that a post mortem was made by Dr. 
Wilcox and his testimony taken, and a verdict given in accordance with his 
evidence, which revealed the fact that he died of natural causes, and that 
it was unnecessary to summon a jury.

     Dated November 14, 1898.                    O.T. Bundy, Coroner


To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of Delaware County, NY:

     I have the honor to report that I found on the body of DENNIS BICE, found 
death at Roods Creek, in this County: One jack-knife, $1.31 in money, one 
open faced watch.  Description of watch: "Atlas Watch Co." on the face, 
screw case, works No. 7290571, case No. 4570560, filled case, Tahy's 
Montauk.  Such articles were turned over to the friends of the deceased, 
they being of but little value.

Hales Eddy, November 11, 1898.                                            
O. M. Kingsbury, Justice of the Peace,
                                   Acting Coroner.




To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of Delaware County, NY:

     Oliver T. Bundy, being duly sworn, says that he visited Tyler's Switch 
and held an inquest on the body of MICHAEL MCCLURE, on the 27th day of 
December, 1897.  That there was nothing of value found on the body, and 
that the small amount of personal effects found on the body were turned 
over to the friends of the deceased.

November 11, 1898                              O. T. Bundy, Coroner


To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of Delaware County:

     A statement of all moneys and other valuable things found with or upon 
all persons on whom inquests have een held by and before the undersigned, 
one of the Coroners of the County of Delaware, for and during the year 
ending November 1st, 1898:

     Upon Whom Found               Articles Found               Disposition thereof
     ETHEL CLARK (infant)               Nothing
     JAMES MC KENNA                             Usual contents of pockets. Turned over 
              to his son.
     STEPHEN BARLOW                    Usual contents of pockets. Turned over to family.

November 14, 1898                           J. N.Wright, Coroner



To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of Delaware County:

     Statement and inventory of all moneys and other valuable things found 
with or upon all persons on whom inquests have been held by and before the 
undersigned, one of the Coroners in and for the County of Delaware, for 
and during the year commencing on the 1st day of November, 1807.
     No property was found on the body of JACOB SCHANZ.
     Inquest held at the town and village of Sidney, Delaware County, N.Y., 
December 18th and 20th, 1897.
                                   G.A. McKinnon, Coroner



To the Board of Supervisors of Delaware County:

     The following is a statement of all money or other property found upon 
any person upon whom inquisitions have been held by me up to this date:
     Found upon the body of JOHN GRIFFIN, June 3rd, 1898, forty-six cents, 
which was paid over to his father.
     Found upon the body of THOMAS R. WRIGHT, November 1st, 1898, the 
following: Discharge paper, discharging Thos. R. Wright from the United 
States Army; express receipt: G.A.R., badge; pair of spectacles; all of 
which were turned over to his brother, and that aside from the above I 
have found no money or property of any description other than clothing 
upon the deceased persons, and the clothing was left upon their bodies for 
burial.

November 14th, 1898                              A.D. Johnston, Coroner



To the Board of Supervisors of Delaware County, NY:

     The following is a statement of all money and other property found upon 
the person of JOSEPH K. DUNN, November 15th, 1898: Eight cents and a bunch 
of keys, which I gave to his friends, and that aside from the above 
nothing of value was found on the person of the deceased other than 
clothing upon him, which was left on his body for burial.

November 16th, 1898                         A.D. Johnston, Coroner



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